On Friday, February 3, His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East arrived in Jaramana, Syria to consecrate a new parish dedicated to the greatly beloved St. Paisios the Athonite. According to several posts on the Antiochian Patriarchate’s Facebook page, the temple was consecrated on Saturday, with the first Liturgy being celebrated on Sunday.
His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II of Georgia is heading to Germany today for treatment following kidney stones, reports Georgia Online.
According to his doctor TsisanaShartava, one phase of the kidney stones is over, but a laboratory examination three days ago revealed a fever, so it was decided that the primate should fly to Germany for further examination and treatment, and surgery if necessary.
On Monday 17th/30th January 2017, the memory of our Father among the Saints Antony the Great was celebrated by the Patriarchate at his chapel, which is in the Holy Church of the H. Monastery of St. Nikolaos, north-west of the Patriarchate.
A meeting on the project to translate the Bible into Russian sign language was held in Moscow on January 27. The participants, representing the patriarchate’s Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Service, the Institute for Bible Translation, the All-Russian Society for the Deaf, clergy working with the deaf from various dioceses, sign language interpreters, and the deaf community, decided to begin with the Gospel of Mark, reports the site of the Moscow Patriarchate.
On Tuesday 18th/31th January 2017, a team of 16 students of the Music School of Alimos visited the Patriarchate, under the direction of the music teacher Mrs. Ioanna Aggelou, after the completion of two music performances at the Holy Metropolis of Acre-Ptolemaida on Saturday, 15th/28th January 2017, hosted by the Patriarchal Commissioner in Acre Archimandrite Philotheos, and on Sunday 16th/29th January 2017, at the Holy Metropolis of Nazareth, hosted by the Most Reverend Metropolitan Kyriakos of Nazareth.